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University of Waterloo. Special Collections & Archives Downey, James, 1939-
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James Downey fonds : 2014 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials relating to the personal and professional activities and interests of James Downey from 1966 to 2013. Includes primarily correspondence as well as files relating to committees, consulting work, and personal research interests.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: McDougall, Rob.

File consists of fifty three items of correspondence between James Downey, and Rob McDougall and Anne McDermot McDougall. Also includes remembrances written of Rob McDougall.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: West, Paul.

File consists six of items of correspondence between James Downey and Paul West. Also includes clippings, copies of the finding aid of the Paul West Archive, and copies of West's works.

Downey, James, 1939-

Speeches (1 of 2).

File consists of ts. of speeches given by James Downey from 1998-2013 at various events.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: O'Sullivan, Jim.

File consists of seventeen items correspondence between James Downey and Jim O'Sullivan, Vice President of Finance at the University of New Brunswick, or regarding Jim O'Sullivan. Also includes related materials such as speech transcripts and an application for an award.

Downey, James, 1939-

Speeches (2 of 2).

File consists of ts. of speeches given by James Downey from 1998-2013 at various events.

Downey, James, 1939-

Miscellaneous Correspondence

Series is comprised of ca. 5000 items of personal and professional correspondence between James Downey and others. Includes letters, memoranda, cards, as well as inserted materials including photographs. Correspondents are listed at the file level.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Gammon, Frances (2 of 2).

File consists of ca. one hundred twenty items of correspondence between Frances Gammon and her husband, and James Downey. Note that some of the later correspondence is with Frances' daughter and details Frances' decline in health.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Iacobucci, Frank.

File consists of thirteen items of correspondence between James Downey and Frank Iacobucci, Chairman of the HEQCO. Also includes materials relating to the HEQCO.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Fillier, Scott.

File consists of 9 items of correspondence between Scott Fillier and James Downey. Also includes biographical information on Scott Fillier.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Gammon, Frances (1 of 2).

File consists of ca. one hundred twenty items of correspondence between Frances Gammon and her husband, and James Downey. Note that some of the later correspondence is with Frances' daughter and details Frances' decline in health.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Poole, Cyril F.

File consists of ca. one hundred fifty items of correspondence from James Downey to Cyril F. Poole for the period 1985-2012.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Order of Canada (1 of 2).

File consists of correspondence between James Downey and The Chancellery of Honours regarding nominations and letters of recommendation for the Order of Canada.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Cameron, Ian.

File consists of 31 items of correspondence between James Downey and Ian Cameron, English professor at Carleton University.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Johnston, David.

File consists of fifty-five items of correspondence between James Downey and David Johnston. Also includes articles on David Johnston, and tss. (computer output) of the 1995 Killam Lecture.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Prichard, Robert.

File consists of fifty two items of correspondence between James Downey and Robert Prichard. Also includes one magazine, and a written tribute.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Order of Canada (2 of 2).

File consists of correspondence between James Downey and The Chancellery of Honours regarding nominations and letters of recommendation for the Order of Canada.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Leckie, Irene.

File consists of ninety four items of correspondence between James Downey and Irene Leckie. Also includes one clipping about Irene and an obituary.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Tucker, Otto.

File consists of ca. fifty items of correspondence between Otto Tucker and James Downey between the years 2009-2010.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Richards, Robert.

File consists of ninety items of correspondence between James Downey and Robert Richards. Also includes accompanying materials including clippings, speeches, etc.

Downey, James, 1939-

Seminar for university presidents.

File consists of materials created and accumulated by James Downey relating to the Seminar for New University Presidents, which he led from 1999-2007. Includes correspondence, speeches, notes, and a seminar booklet.

Downey, James, 1939-

Consulting and Advisory Files

Series is comprised of materials created and accumulated by James Downey relating to his consulting and advisory work for universities and organization. Also includes consulting and advisory done by others. Includes reports, correspondence, ephemera, etc.

Downey, James, 1939-

Seminar for university presidents (1 of 2).

File consists of materials created and accumulated by James Downey relating to the Seminar for New University Presidents, which he led from 1999-2007. Includes correspondence, speeches, programmes, notes, and seminar booklets.

Downey, James, 1939-

Seminar for university presidents (2 of 2).

File consists of materials created and accumulated by James Downey relating to the Seminar for New University Presidents, which he led from 1999-2007. Includes correspondence, speeches, programmes, notes, and seminar booklets.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Tucker, Otto.

File consists of ca. one hundred items of correspondence between Otto Tucker and James Downey between the years 2008-2009.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: tennisfest.

File consists of correspondence relating to The Downey Tennisfest fundraiser. Also includes schedules, donation forms, invitations and photographs of participants.

Downey, James, 1939-

Eighty-two, the circle.

File consists of two draft tss. (computer output) of Florence Reid's publication "Eighty-Two, The Circle: Poems About Children For Grown Ups." Also includes correspondence between James Downey and Florence Reid and Reid's published poetry book "Salt Spring Island Magic (And how did you get here?)."

Downey, James, 1939-

Writings and Letters of Florence Reid

Series is comprised of correspondence and writings created by Florence Reid and accumulated by James Downey. Includes tss. and published books of Reid's poetry work as well as correspondence.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Klassen, William.

File consists of four items of correspondence between James Downey and William (Bill) Klassen. Also includes clippings relating to Bill Klassen and a CV.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: McKenna, Frank.

File consists of fifteen items of correspondence between James Downey and Frank McKenna. Also includes clippings and speeches.

Downey, James, 1939-

Review of agreement among Durham College, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Trent University.

File consists of a report prepared by James Downey on the review of the agreement amongst Durham College, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Trent University. The final report includes introductory remarks, a briefing note, terms of reference, text of the agreement, report of the external examiner of UOIT and the memorandum of agreement.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: O'Donovan, Valentine.

File consists of five items of correspondence between James Downey and Valentine O'Donovan. Also includes correspondence relating to O'Donovan and his death, and a written tribute.

Downey, James, 1939-

Speech: Kitchener Waterloo Symphony special meeting.

File consists of materials relating to a special meeting of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony that was chaired by James Downey. Includes a clipping, voting information, agendas, and a transcript of opening remarks.

Downey, James, 1939-

Writings and letters of Florence Reid.

Series consists of James Downey's files relating to friend and former student, Florence Reid. Includes correspondence to and from Florence Reid, clippings, manuscripts, tss., photographs, etc.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Sims, Peter.

File consists of two items of correspondence between James Downey and Peter Sims. Also includes an interview with Downey on Sims, a tribute to Sims and biographical information.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: McCain, Harrison.

File consists of fifty eight items of correspondence between James Downey and Harrison McCain. Also includes correspondence with other members of the McCain family, and accompanying materials.

Downey, James, 1939-

Consulting and Advisory Files

Series consists of files relating to consulting and advisory work by James Downey on behalf of provincial governments. James Downey was special advisor to the premier of New Brunswick from 1990 to 1993 and was co-chair of the Commission on Excellence in Education in New Brunswick. In 2003 he was appointed advisor to the Minister of Education on Ontario's Rural Education Strategy review. Includes correspondence, briefing notes, submissions, reports, clippings, publications and ephemera.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary (1 of 2).

File consists of ca. two hundred fifty items of correspondence between Colin & Mary Mackay and James Downey between the years 1990-2003. Note that correspondence from this time period may appear in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary (1 of 3).

File consists of ca. three hundred items of correspondence from James Downey to Colin and Mary Mackay between the years 1990 and 2003. Note that this binder of correspondence was created by James Downey and that further correspondence from this time frame may be found in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary (2 of 3).

File consists of ca. three hundred items of correspondence from James Downey to Colin and Mary Mackay between the years 1990 and 2003. Note that this binder of correspondence was created by James Downey and that further correspondence from this time frame may be found in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Works by James Downey: Manuscripts

Series is comprised of works written by James Downey. Includes offprints of scholarly articles, articles published in university publications and materials related to his works on Sterne.

Downey, James, 1939-

James Downey fonds.

Fonds consists of material relating to activities and interests of James Downey from 1963 to 2004. The fonds contains biographical information, manuscripts and typescripts of his published works and speeches, "commonplace books," files relating to his various academic positions, files relating to consulting and advisory work on behalf of provincial governments. Includes appointment calendars, clippings, personal and professional correspondence, ephemera, manuscripts and typescripts, reports and research materials.

Also includes papers received from Florence Reid.

Downey, James, 1939-

Appointment Calendars

Series consists of daily and weekly appointment calendars, as well as weekly schedules, belonging to James Downey.

Downey, James, 1939-

Strengthening education in rural and northern Ontario (file 1 of 3).

File consists of one binder assembled by James Downey relating to his activities as Advisor on Rural Education Strategy, a position to which he was appointed on May 1, 2003 by Elizabeth Witmer, Deputy Premier and Minister of Education for Ontario. Includes a copyof the final report.

Downey, James, 1939-

Rural education review.

File consists of materials relating to the rural education review for 2003. Includes ts. of the report, research information, correspondence and a map.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Garland, Eric.

File consists of twenty items of correspondence between James Downey and Eric Garland, Associate Vice President Administration at University of New Brunswick. Includes correspondence regarding Eric Garland and his death, and a CV.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary.

File consists of ca. one hundred fifty items of correspondence between Colin & Mary Mackay and James Downey between the years 1980-2003. Also includes materials relating to the death of Colin Mackay. Note that correspondence from this time period may appear in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Advisory report to Simon Fraser University.

File consists of an advisory report to Simon Fraser University written by James Downey and James Kalbfleisch. Also includes correspondence between James Downey and Michael Stevenson regarding the report.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary (2 of 2).

File consists of ca. two hundred fifty items of correspondence between Colin & Mary Mackay and James Downey between the years 1990-2003. Note that correspondence from this time period may appear in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Mackay, Colin & Mary (3 of 3).

File consists of ca. three hundred items of correspondence from James Downey to Colin and Mary Mackay between the years 1990 and 2003. Note that this binder of correspondence was created by James Downey and that further correspondence from this time frame may be found in other files.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: miscellaneous personal.

File consists of forty three items of correspondence between James Downey and others for the year 2003. Correspondents include:

Aitken, Lady Violet Charette, Brent Clark, Ian D. Cuff, Harry de Jocas, Michel Eaton, Fred Elder, Bobby Hamer, Kathryn Harding, Robert J, Hartman, Norman Koen, Lorne Keonick, Wayne Kilbride, Helen Montague, Susan Murdock, Ian Ruben, Allen Shepherd, Murray Simpson, Ron & Charlotte Strople, Stephen Tausig Ford, Christine Teron, Jean Thompson, John Tucker, Mary University of Waterloo Walker, Bud Wills, Jenny Witmer, Elizabeth Woerner, Anna.

Downey, James, 1939-

University affairs: December 2003.

File consists of the December 2003 edition of University Affairs. The edition includes an article by James Downey title "The Heart of our Enterprise."

Downey, James, 1939-

UNB alumni news: spring 2003.

File consists of the spring 2003 edition of UNB Alumni News. The edition includes an article by James Downey titled "Beaverbrook's Choice" on the appointment of Colin B. Mackay.

Downey, James, 1939-

Notebooks

Series consists of notebooks or "commonplace books" kept by James Downey between 1986 and 2003. Includes ms. check lists, aide-memoires, speech notes, meeting notes, letter drafts, clippings, ephemera, snapshots.

Downey, James, 1939-

Correspondence: Beattie, Munro.

File consists of two items of correspondence between James Downey and Munro Beattie, chairman of the English Department at Carleton. Also includes biographical information on Munro Beattie.

Downey, James, 1939-

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